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Mothers always have a choice

mama 2018

It is a great day to be alive. I am so thankful to be the mother of our beautiful two children. My journey started later than others and at the perfect time. I had my first child at the age of 36.
I remember being unsure about bringing children into the world because I was afraid of what could happen to them. I saw danger instead of possibilities.  I was not even sure I could have children, yet I always wanted a boy and a girl.
I do not like living in fear, and years ago, I realized that I could not change something without belief and faith in myself.  I am no longer afraid because I stand in the power of shaping our children into courageous, loving, and powerful, and strong beings who can make positive impacts throughout their journey. I can help shape how they take care of their body, feel about themselves, and how they face their life experiences.
I am so thankful for my mother, Thelma Jones. She decided to leave a relationship that was not working. Raising children in an abusive home was not the answer. With three kids under the age of 5, a suitcase, and 4,000 in her pocket, we traveled from Memphis Tennessee to Illinois by a Greyhound bus in search for a better life.
SMLXL

 

There are no regrets when you believe that life is for you. Our life experiences are to make us better and to help direct our paths.
I am forever grateful for the principles that our mother taught us. I continue to keep our mother’s principles close to my heart. When I was unsure of my abilities to be the mother I wanted to be, I thought of my mother.  She did it. Why can’t I?  Our mother’s principles brought me peace of mind. Being a mother of purpose is not always easy. It helps to have guiding principles to stay focused.
Here are 10 of our mother’s many principles:
1. Give from the heart and expect nothing in return.
2. Keep on trucking no matter what lies ahead
3. Be grateful for what you have
4. Be bold -Ask for what you want.
5. Live another day-You never know what the next day will bring
6. Take care of yourself-There is only one you
7. No excuses-Work from the truth
8. If you are sorry, then stop the behavior
9. Listen more and talk less
10. Break the Cycle-Change what is not working
What principles did your mother teach you?
To Your Best Health & Life!
Timika Chambers
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

 

To Your Best Health & Life!

 

Timika

Posted in children and education, Children and parenting, Columbus Mom, cooking, energy, Exercise, Physical activity, Happiness, healing, health, Health conscious, life lessons, lifestyle, Ohio mom, purpose, Transformation

Getting the word out to educators

Good morning everyone!

 

I hope you had a great day!  My blog for April just went live on the American Association of Diabetes Educators website.  Please check it out, and I would love to hear your comments.

https://www.diabeteseducator.org/news/aade-blog/aade-blog-details/aade/2018/04/30/how-can-we-help-promote-our-clients-take-better-care-of-their-liver

 

To Your Best Health & Life!

 

Timika

Posted in Columbus Mom, cooking, Daily blog, Don't give up, Exercise, Physical activity, Happiness, healing, health, Health conscious, life coach, mother's wisdom, Ohio mom, personal development, Positive mindset, purpose

Your body, mind, & spirit are involved

 

This is the day to plan & prepare for the week. Schedule an hour today to write down your goals and pack some snacks, schedule your recharging sessions, a & how you will maximize your body’s natural ability to maintain balance. Your body, mind, & spirit need you to be there for them as much as you need your body, mind, & spirit to be there for you.

What will you do this week for your body, mind, & spirit?

To Your Best Health & Life,

Your Health Coach

Timika

Posted in Ohio mom, personal development

Lesson 10

Is it beneficial to continue the same familial behaviors “just because that is the way it has always been done.” “My mother, father, grandmother, aunt, uncle and everyone else did it this way, so I will, too.”

Are we carrying comfort, joy, love, peace into the next generations or anger, bitterness, disappointments, or hatred into next generations? Are we researching to see if there is a better strategy to getting something done? For example, I read online how many parents are using meditation to help their child confront negative behaviors and adapt more positive behaviors through self-reflection and inner wisdom instead of whipping their children.
Ultimately, are we becoming the best person we know how to be and helping our children to do the same?
What would your answer be to the below questions?

1. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and had a family member to die because of diabetes complications, should you stop preventative behaviors (checking your blood sugar, eating healthy and in moderation, consistent physical activity) because you believe that you will die of the same complications, too.  Why or why not?

Are you upset that your mother did not take better care of her health and left you at a young age that you vow to never have children?

2. If your parents whipped you with a switch until your skin split open and started bleeding, should you discipline your children the same way? Why or why not?

3. If your father stayed at a job until retirement, regretting that he never pursued what he was passionate about, should you do the same? Why or why not?

4. If you were raised by a single parent, and one of your parents was not there for you throughout your childhood, should you be the same way to your children? Why or why not?

5. If your mother never served home cooked meals, and you frequently visited drive thru or sit in restaurants, should you not learn how to cook for your family? Why or why not?

6. If your mother never graduated from high school, should you settle for dropping out of high school and never pursue a college degree, even though you want to be a nurse? Why or why not?

7. If you believe that you were not loved by your parents, and you had a dysfunctional household, should you withhold love from your children (no hugs, kisses, or compassion shown)?

8. If you believe that you raised yourself, should you set the same expectations for your child?
9. If you were locked in a room for two hours a day anytime you did something your parents did not like, should you do the same to your child?

We have the knowledge and the power to make better choices for ourselves and our family. We can always seek experts in the field (Diabetes educator, healthcare providers, dietitians, parenting coaches, online organizations/ support groups to make better life choices. If something bothered you or just did not feel right as a child, why continue the same behaviors? Our actions and inactions can have a direct or indirect influence on our children, schools, communities, and the world.
For example, angry children can become angry adults. Angry adults can become angry employees, employers, wives, husbands, policeman, firefighters, nurses, doctors, etc. If the anger is left unchecked, well, you know what can happen.

What we do behind closed doors, do not stay behind closed doors.

Heal within,

Timika

Posted in Daily blog, personal development, Transformation

In your current stage of life, what do you need to learn and/ or what lesson do you keep repeating? 

At every stage in our life, we have lessons to learn. Once lessons are learned, we receive these spiritual gifts to help us move on to the next stage (confidence, vision, compassion, etc.). What lesson are you needing to learn? 
1. Advocating for yourself such as getting out of an abusive or negative relationship,
2. Taking care of your body such as resting your body more, eating healthier and leading a more active lifestyle,
3. Accepting that you are beautiful just the way you are,
4. Taking action and not waiting on others such as trusting the ideas given to you and go for it.

We are to evolve to our highest self. You are here for reasons. No one has the right or authority to tell you that you are a mistake, or that you do not belong here. Your birth is reason enough that you have divine purpose.

Heal within & live your life. One day at a time.

Timika

Posted in Columbus Mom, mother's wisdom, Motherhood, Ohio mom, Uncategorized

Too many times the outward approval of others becomes the goal of our actions instead of being true to ourselves. When we seek the approval of others, we are saying that we are not good enough, and that we need others to validate our worth. My mother would remind us that when you do something for another person, do not stay stuck there waiting on applauses, awards, or anything else. Do it and keep moving.

When we do things from the heart, we are not concerned about another’s reaction, even so much as a “thank you”. Our intentions are in alignment with a higher power and not for show or approval. Our satisfaction comes from the ability to give instead of receiving.

Thank you Mom!

Heal within

Timika